SAP Presents Citect Best New Application Ported to SAP NetWeaver (ANZ) Award


Sydney, Australia - Citect's Ampla MES Solution has been recognized by SAP with an award for Best New Application Ported to SAP NetWeaver (ANZ) and Powered by NetWeaver ISV at the recent SAP Asia Pacific FKOM & Partner Congress '07 in Hong Kong. Citect was also an exhibitor at the event that hosted over 1800 SAP partners and SAP teams from all over the world.

The SAP award marks an important step in Citect's relationship with SAP. Its Ampla MES solution became NetWeaver-certified in 2006 and has been successful in reducing the cost of plant to business interoperability, while at the same time enabling Ampla's key production information to be displayed inside the SAP Enterprise Portal.

Ampla is a highly scalable MES solution that drives the effective planning, operation and improvement of production operations. Supporting continuous improvement methodologies like Lean and Six Sigma and integrating with plant and business systems, Ampla delivers fast ROI and sustainable plant performance improvements.

"Citect is very honored to receive this award. 'Islands of automation' are quickly and rightly disappearing. Financial systems, control systems and operational management systems are being connected so that everyone in a company has 'one view of the truth.' We see tremendous value for Citect and SAP's joint customers in developing customer-centric solutions based on the NetWeaver platform," commented Colette Munro, Citect's Global Director, Ampla.

"Congratulations to Citect on winning the Best New Application Ported to SAP NetWeaver for ANZ award," said Alan Hyde, CEO & Managing Director SAP ANZ. "Citect's Ampla MES is an excellent fit with SAP's leadership in ERP in the mining and minerals processing space."

Citect will continue to work closely with SAP and participate in SAP events throughout the world, with upcoming events with several events planned in Asia.

About Citect
Citect is a leading, global provider of industrial automation, real-time intelligence, building automation, next generation manufacturing execution systems (MES) and on-demand benchmarking applications. Leveraging open technologies, CitectHMI/SCADA, Ampla, Nexa and Meta connect to multiple plant and business systems. Its products are complemented by Professional Services, Global Customer Support and Educational Services. Citect solutions are installed in over 80 countries and implemented in numerous industries: mining, metals, food and beverage, manufacturing, facilities, water, gas pipelines, power distribution and pharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Sydney Australia, Citect has representation in Oceania, Southeast Asia, China and Japan, North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Contacts
Kim Watkins - Global Marketing Manager, Citect
Tel: +61 2 9496 7433
kim.watkins@citect.com

Christine Lesher - Global Marketing
Tel: 1.770.521.7511 x208
christine.lesher@citect.com

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